On Sunday, Brooklyn's oldest roller coaster ride gave out at the top of its track, forcing 12 riders to hoof their way to safety—nearly 85 feet down.
Brooklyn, Her Highness has graced you with Her presence once again: Empress Beyoncé showed up in Coney Island yesterday to shoot a music video with the notorious rake Terry Richardson. Lo, let the merriment begin!
Moses Grubb and Amy Pillikowski march in costume on the boardwalk during the 30th annual Mermaid parade Saturday, June 23, 2012 in New York's Coney Island. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Since 1983, the annual Mermaid Parade has attracted people of all ages, shapes, and sizes to parade around town dresses as like a mermaid to pay homage to Coney Island's Mardi Gras era (which ran from 1903 to 1954.) And when we say all ages, shapes, and sizes, we mean it. For proof, enjoy a collection of our favorite…